Giving Fort Lauderdale an Urgent Care Option Outside the ER
Dr. G’s Urgent Care provides essential healthcare services to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 12 hours a day, 7 days a week. We’re here for you when a non-life-threatening illness or injury presents a pressing need for medical attention but there’s just no time to wait for an appointment at a traditional physician’s office. We support the public health of our Southeast Florida community by providing a cheaper, more effective alternative to the emergency room so that critical hospital resources are better spent on only the most extreme cases. Our urgent care center operates after hours so that working families and those currently without healthcare coverage have an optimal option to meet their needs.
About Urgent Care in Southeast Florida
Dr. G’s Urgent Care provides a wide range of services to meet the diverse needs of Fort Lauderdale. In addition to non-life-threatening urgent care, we also have occupational health services and physicals available for our patients. And we’re proud to provide specialized women’s health services and pediatric care because we understand that quality healthcare is not a one size fits all affair.
Dr. G’s Urgent Care plays a vital role in Fort Lauderdale. Somewhere between the ER and a visit to your family physician, there is a broad swath of services that can fall through the cracks. There are members of our community and can also be overlooked. Working people appreciate our after-hours clinic because it’s not always easy (or possible) to get time off to go to the doctor’s office. And Dr. G’s is a walk-in clinic, so we provide reasonably priced medical care for people who currently find themselves without the benefit of health insurance.
Illnesses and Injuries
Critical, even serious illnesses and injuries can strike at any time, anywhere—even here in sunny, leisurely canals of Fort Lauderdale. Our urgent care services are in place to treat your immediate healthcare needs that are not life-threatening. At Dr. G’s we always say, just because an illness or injury isn’t an emergency, doesn’t mean it’s not urgent! This is especially true when it comes to you and your family.
Many kinds of illnesses can present a pressing concern. Especially when these illnesses arise at inopportune moments; after hours, for instance. And those of you with little ones know all too well how helpless a parent feels when their child is suddenly stricken with an acute illness long after most of the local clinics and pharmacies have closed. Most urgent care cases include some kind of upper respiratory symptoms or distress in the gastrointestinal tract. Rashes, skin infections and STDs are also heavily represented.
- Cold, flu, and upper respiratory infections
- Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and dehydration
- Allergies, asthma, or croup
- Bronchitis or pneumonia
- Rashes or poison ivy/oak
- Urinary tract infections (UTI)
- Abscesses or skin infections
- Sexually transmitted disease (STD) treatment
Injuries can be sudden, painful and frightening. Certain painful sprains and traumas are responsible for a fair amount of agony, even if they are not life-threatening. In other cases, an injury might require immediate care to avoid developing into something more serious.
- Minor physical trauma
- Fractures, sprains, and dislocations
- Cuts, lacerations, and abrasions
- Foreign body (FB) injuries
Fort Lauderdale Is Flush with Quality Healthcare Options
Dr. G’s Urgent Care is here to serve the healthcare needs of Southern Florida. We increase access to essential services while decreasing an unnecessary burden on our area hospitals. This improves the quality of or our community’s health, overall. And just like a rising tide lifts all ships, in public health, a healthy community makes for healthy individuals.
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